Tropilite Foods | on Aug 01, 2022

Want to Know How to Make Cream for Cake at Home?

Heavy cream is a necessary ingredient in many recipes, especially during the holidays, despite the fact that it may not be the healthiest option. However, most people don't keep it in their refrigerators on a daily basis, which may be annoying when you get to a dish that asks for it and find you don't have any on hand.

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However, there is good news. It turns out that you can produce your own heavy cream with only two simple ingredients, both of which are probably already in your refrigerator.

How to make cream at home?

Heavy cream is surprisingly simple to produce. All you need is some elbow grease, whole milk, and butter. 

  • Mix 1/3 cup melted butter and 2/3 cup whole milk to produce about 1 cup of heavy cream. It really is that easy.
  • If milk is not available to you, you can alternatively use 1/6 cup butter and 7/8 cup half-and-half as a substitute.
  • If you are not a fan of the thick stuff, there are a variety of additional heavy cream alternatives. You can get them easily at Tropilite.
  • Greek yogurt tends to have a bit more tang and thickness than conventional heavy cream, making it a somewhat lighter alternative.
  • You can also go for this option: To 1 cup of skim milk, you can add 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. While the cornstarch aids in the thickening of the skim milk, the additional fat is omitted.

Additionally, you may create your own custom mix using tofu and soy milk if you have lactose intolerance or are a vegan. If you are sensitive to dairy, this replacement won't upset your stomach because it is high in protein and low in fat. (Tropilite offers non-dairy whipping cream as well).

Also read: How to make whipped cream with milk.


Evaporated milk and cream cheese are further no-prep possibilities. Whenever you use a replacement in a recipe, always remember to experiment. Be prepared for some variety in the finished product because they all have various textures and consistencies.

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